Oct 17, 2012 12:00am EDT
tavis: good evening. from los angeles, i am tavis smiley. tonight marked the final time both candidates can address their issues, as the third and final debate next week deals solely with policy. there has been little mentioned about them many americans who now find themselves near the poverty level. how can it be that a country with such a noble history of social justice failed to do this? tonight, peter dreier. from -- peter dreier, from occidental college. his latest book is called 2: "the 100 greatest americans of the 20th century." we are glad to have you with our conversation with peter dreier, coming up. >> there is a saying that dr. king had that said there is always the right time to do the right thing. i just try to live my life every day by doing the right thing. we know that we are only halfway to completely eliminate hunger, and we have work to do. walmart committed $2 billion to woe og w tr,rk as we work together, we can stamp hunger out. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. tavis: peter dreier is a professor of politics
Oct 17, 2012 9:20am EDT
smiley face on. look at that, the house in sacramento and the house in charlotte are currently worth on a selling floor about half what they were worth and sold for six years ago. >> but that means we're stabilizing, right? and even though, even though the housing numbers came out today and they were very positive one thing we have to remember there's still a lot of people underwater. so, i read a statistic that nearly half of everyone under the age of 40 is still underwater, that purchased their home. and that's-- >> regrettably i'm the not under the age of 40 and two real estate investments outside of new york in miami beach and las vegas, decidedly underwater. >> if you bought at the peak. >> i did. >> miami is coming back because of foreigners. stuart: foreigners, watch out for them. half the people under 40 underwater, they can't sell the house and move without taking a loss and a down payment and that reflects the number of buyers coming into the marketplace. >> and here, and i'll throw this into perspective for you. a year ago, there was 15.7 million homes underwater. now, there'